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Egypt: Sisi Asserts Importance of Developing Civil Aviation Sector


President Abdel Fattah El Sisi underlined the importance of continuing to upgrade and develop the civil aviation sector including Egyptian airports’ security systems and qualifying its working human cadres to cope with the latest technologies. Sisi referred to the importance of the civil aviation sector in increasing travelling and tourism movements which would contribute to enhancing the national economy. Sisi ...

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Egypt’s Air Force Destroys 6 Vehicles Loaded With Weapons On Western Border


Egypt’s Air Forces destroyed six four-wheel-drive vehicles loaded with smuggled weapons and ammunition on the country’s western border. Criminals inside the vehicles were killed in the raid, the Armed Forces said in a statement on Monday 30/10/2017.  The move comes as part of the continued efforts by the Air Forces in cooperation with the border guard to secure the country’s ...

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Kenya: Lecturers launch pay increase strike today


Learning at public universities is set to be paralysed today when lecturers go on strike over the delayed implementation of a pay rise agreement. The strike follows the decision by universities to revert to previous salaries and allowances after implementing Sh10 billion arrears that were running to June 30. Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU) secretary-general Constantine Wasonga yesterday asked all ...

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Kenya: Equity bets big on Uganda subsidiary for profit growth


Equity Bank is looking at its Ugandan subsidiary as its best bet for growth in the coming years as its Kenyan and other regional markets slow down due to regulatory interventions, political squabbles and subdued commodity prices on the global markets. Equity’s Ugandan subsidiary posted a 37 per cent jump in profit in the nine months to end of September, ...

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Two banks drop McKinsey in fallout from South Africa scandal


Barclays Africa and Standard Bank said on Monday they would stop working with McKinsey, a further blow to the global consultancy as it faces allegations of bribery for work done with friends of South African President Jacob Zuma. Privately-held McKinsey, the world’s largest management consultancy, has denied doing anything illegal but said this month that it was embarrassed by mistakes ...

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South Africa’s NUM union threatens strike in coal sector


South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Tuesday its coal workers will embark on a strike if the Chamber of Mines does not meet its wage demands. A strike in the coal sector could affect power supply as the lion’s share of electricity in Africa’s most industrialised economy is generated from coal. The mining sector has in the ...

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AfDB strongly supports Nigerian Government’s economic recovery efforts

The headquarters of the African Development Bank (AfDB) are pictured in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, September 16, 2016. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

The African Development Bank wishes to categorically refute the statement that it has “called off loans to Nigeria”, as reported in Reuters and credited to AfDB Vice-President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth Amadou Hott. The African Development Bank is highly encouraged by the economic recovery of Nigeria from recession and salutes the Government’s efforts towards diversification of the ...

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Egypt: London Stock Exchange Group Discusses New Ways to Support Egypt Economy


A delegation from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) Group wrapped up a two-day visit to Cairo that was aimed at supporting EGX’s development and connecting the Egyptian government and companies to London markets – one of the world’s most powerful source of international investor capital. The London Stock Exchange is one of the world’s oldest stock exchanges, and can trace ...

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Shortage fears loom as supply of cheap maize flour dwindles


Reduced supply of subsidised maize flour has hit supermarkets days to the end of the subsidy scheme, raising fears of shortages. Some supermarkets did not have flour on Friday while others had only stocked one brand on reduced supplies of the Sh90 a packet flour. This has raised the likelihood of shortages and rationing of the subsidised staple food amid ...

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US firm in Sh450m outlay for Nairobi condom-making plant


American investment firm Restance Inc is set to sink Sh450 million to establish a condom-making plant in Kenya. The firm will invest through East African Development Partners LLC, which it acquired 100 per cent in exchange for five million shares of Restance Inc. The shares were on Friday trading at Sh9 on the OTCMKTS, an over-the-counter exchange. An investors’ brief ...

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